Dr. Hauschka • Cleansing Cream • Cleansers
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Coarse Eyes: Black
The only reason i am not giving this product the full 5 stars is the fact that this may not work for some as a stand-alone cleanser. Myself, i use it as a gentle exfoliator following my regular cleanser in the evenings or if i use it in the morning then it works fine on its own. When i first got this i will admit i was pretty sceptical and almost hesitant to try it, mostly due to a previous bad experience with the rhythmic conditioner (disaster!) but i am happy to say i was pleasantly surprised :) The verdict after a month of use is I LOVE IT!!! It took some getting used to since it doesnt feel like a "conventional" cleanser but once i got used to the texture of the mild granules i was hooked. The look of the brown paste and the "natural herby" scent may put off a lot of people but i am weird - to me the smell was almost comforting...It reminds me of something but i cant quite figure out what, all i know is that i always look forward to it :)
Dr.Hauschka advises us to use their signature "press and roll" technique with this cleanser, which might be cumbersome if you are not used to it but i feel even gentle circular motions would work perfectly. My method is a combination of both just because i dont feel like i've cleansed properly if i just "press and roll" but i am trying to make it work it (getting better every day!).
The best part about using this cleanser is the way your skin feels after rinsing it off (splash of cold water at the end!). Any cleanser can make you feel clean (and usually tight) and most scrubs will give you that immidiate softness BUT this cleansing cream will leave you feeling clean, soft and plump all at once! The glow of radiance is visible almost right away and for me everything i put on top afterwards seems to absorb and feel better. Brilliant - a definite repurchase :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
HG product for me. I very rarely find products I feel so strongly about. I have been using this for two full weeks now after buying the daily face care kit and I'm sad the sample has almost run out because I can't buy full size for a couple weeks. This is such a unique exfoliating product because it's not the typical scrub, in fact you are not supposed to scrub at all. The idea behind this product is that your do the press and roll method because you not only can harm the skin with harsh scrubs but you can take off skin/skin cells that are not ready to come off. That is why this product requires patience, and is not the kind of immediate gratification product we all seem to be so used to these days. My forehead is the most clogged part of my face so I think in another week it will get much better but even after two weeks my cheeks are so nice. Whenever I looked in the mirror in natural sunlight I could see how clogged the pores were on my cheeks but this product has honestly made them clear like I have never seen. I did get a huge pimple on one cheek a few days after using this but I firmly believe it was one of the more severe clogged pores being detoxified. I have never been able to look close into the mirror and see flat pores on my cheeks until now. That reason alone makes this product HG for me. Again, it is not a typical exfoliator people, you need to be patient! My skin tone is now incredibly even and like, glowy almost I think because the pores are really being detoxified the proper way.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this cleansing cream because of the rave reviews that I read on some skincare board. Sadly, this cleanser doesn't do anything for me. I don't feel clean, or see any visible benefit from the cleansing cream (even after using the recommended roll-peel massage method). My skin is still oily, clogged and greasy after using the entire tube. I won't repurchase this cleanser again because of the price and the fact that it doesn't do anything for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is one of the best cleansers i have ever used. I have always had one or two break outs on my chin, however when i use this cleanser i have NONE! Controls all breakouts on my breakout prone, combination skin.
It is expensive, however i recently searched for it on AUS eBay and it was available for about $30. So i will purhase there from now on.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought the 50ml tube for around £15. Not a bad price for a cleanser but for the price I'd expect to get a little more for my money!
Comes in a tube, probably makes it easier to get squeeze out the last of the product. Will get all crinkly as time goes on but I'm not too fussy on the packaging. Plus it's much more hygienic than a tub and you can easily control how much you take out.
I usually use a gentle make-up remover to take off my foundation/eye make up as this cleanser isn't designed to remove make-up.
I found the 'press and roll' method is pretty easy to grasp. However it does becomes tedious especially for those who have busy mornings.
It does leave behind a slightly greasy layer which some might find uncomfortable. So I'd reccommend you finish up with a toner for a 'clean' feel. If it's during mornings I finish up with Dr Hauschka Rose Day Cream Light. If it's during the evening I'll skip on the moisturiser as that's what's reccommended when using his range.
AWFUL for my skin. I've only ever had the occasional spot but since using this I've had a major breakout all over my forehead which I've never had before. One month on and I'm still trying to get my skin back to how it was before!
I would advise anyone who is prone to any spots at all to steer clear of this product. It might be better for those with mature/very dry/never prone to spots skin.
If you're still skeptical whether or not this is ideal for you I suggest you just buy some of the mini trial sizes from the official site and see if they suit you before investing in the full size products and wasting your money like I did.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
Love this one, no need to use any peeling.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
---- Added 13th Nov 2011 ----
Found another better cleanser in Lush's Angels on Bare Skin (Japan Forumla). Cleanses my oily skin better and leaves it more soft and moisturized than Dr Hauschka, give Lush a try!
---- Original Review ----
omg i can imagine why this is a cult product after using it for 2 weeks. my skin feels so beautifully soft and balanced after washing my face with this, never tight never dry. when i first started using it I sorta missed the squeaky clean feel of my foam cleanser but I got used to it. this leaves a moisturising layer after you rinse off, there's is no oily after-feel for me... just soft smooth skin.
my foaming cleansers always left my combination and dehydrated skin parched dry, and i think results in skin trying to overcompensate by pumping out more oil. with this cleansing cream, it feels so balanced out so oil glands don't go into overdrive. i've hardly broken out so far too!
i love the gentle press-and-roll technique to cleanse, feels like a mini facial spa on me twice a day. very relaxing and calming once i'm done with the whole toner and cream routine.
dislike the metal tube dispenser for this as mentioned in some reviews, they can't be all perfect right? :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Dr. Hauschka's cleansing cream is a product hard to get used to, which is why I'm giving it mixed ratings but do read on to understand why I would buy it again (and again).
I was on Suki's skincare regimen when I bought this, because I ran out of cleanser and didn't want to renew Suki's range. As much as I wanted to love Suki, it just didn't work for me, on top of being extremely expensive -- but that's for another review. I have never been attracted by Dr. Hauschka before and if I didn't hear an aquaintance's praises, I'd still be clueless about the brand. After reading about their holistic approach, I decided to give a first try at it. I was looking for something natural, at best organic, for my combo skin (very oily, acne-prone, mild rosacea, you name it all). This would do.
Oddly enough, the first impressions really put me off. To begin with, the smell: there's a strong scent of alcohol, which I think is being used to replace chemical preservatives. Then when I first tried it on with the "press & roll" motion it requires, I thought "there's no way I'm doing this twice a day". I'm a lazy person and I come from a no-skincare-regimen-for-26-years so it was a lot to ask me! Finally, the result: I felt like my face wasn't cleaned at all. Worst, the cream left a greasy film on my face and hands. Way to go for a first Dr. Hauschka experience!
I kept on using it religiously every morning and night until the tube was empty not because I was convinced, but because I hate to throw out things... and what a surprise! Even if I was still partly using Suki's products, without knowing it, a real improvement in my skin appearance showed up: more even, a tad bit less oily and I noticed a significant decreasing of zits which was my major concern (sudden change of my skin 2-3 years ago, unknown reasons). Considering these changes didn't occur when I was using Suki's cleanser, I assumed it was all Dr. Hauschka's magic.
For all the bad impressions I first had, mark my words: you get used to it. The presence of alcohol? Didn't provoke any reaction on my sensitive skin. The roll & press motion? I don't know for other people, but it just takes me a few seconds and I don't let the cream sit. As for the unclean feeling, the clarifying toner gets rid of the greasy film and it's a good proof that the cleanser is actually very gentle and doesn't stripe all the moisture from the skin. To people complaining about its price: you just need a small nut of the product to do all your face. If you do so, the cleansing cream lasts around 3 months (at least for me). I admit we have it cheaper in Belgium (around 10€) but considering its efficiency, it's really worth its price... but honestly? It's not that expensive compared to other organic cleansers.
The only two bad points I could point out are its misleading name and packaging. Although it's a cleanser, it's in no way a make up remover. Prepare to plan an extra step in your skincare if you're wearing make up on a daily basis (not my case though). Also, if you accidentally roughly bend the tube, it might get pierced like those old ointments metal tubes and compromise its safety so you have to be careful when pushing the product out.
What about now? I'm going on my 4th tube already, combined with the whole range (check out my other reviews soon) and this product was the first baby step to restore my skin! I'm proud to say it's my HG skincare. Honestly, I was desperate when my dermatologist and gynaecologist couldn't find the reason why my skin started acting up after so many years of good behaviour so I can't stretch enough how this brand saved me and turned me into a skin-confident person again. Now that I think about it, my lifetime skincare belief of "less is better" was bound to meet their approach one day or another. I will definitely repurchase this product until I die.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I really like this product, it's an excellent scrub and leaves the face feeling lovely and soft. I use the press and roll method on my cheeks and forehead and use it as a scrub around the oily t-zone. I even like the earthy smell. What I don't like: It doesn't last very long. Although it is not hugely expensive in the UK, I do expect a product to last much longer at that price range. I just managed to get a month and a half out of it. Luckily I found it on e-bay for half the normal retail price. I would not purchase again at the full price, but will definitely do another e-bay search.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
My first impression of the cleansing cream was very negative. First because of the smell, and second because I did not know how to use it properly. Then I read more carefully the directions in the box, I realized that I had to pat it gently on my skin, and in the end I tried it again. This was it! Since then I am hooked! Indeed, it cleanses very very well without stripping out the skin's moisture. Afterwards I use normalising day oil, and I am set for the day (and night)! I also got used to the smell which is not that bad after all. The only negatives I can think about is the expensive price tag and the packaging...